YouTuber Technoblade dies of cancer aged 23

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Technoblade YouTuber dies of cancer at age 23

Technoblade created fun videos in the Minecraft gaming universe. He was followed by millions of people.

After a year-long battle with cancer, YouTuber Technoblade, followed by millions of people for his Minecraft game videos, died at the age of 23.

His father made the announcement Thursday in a video titled so long, nerds, posted on the his son's YouTube channel.

Sitting on a chair in a white studio and wearing a Technoblade vest, he read the youtuber's last message to his community, written a few hours before his death.

Hello all the world. If you watch this video, I'm dead, he said through his father.

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In his message, Technoblade, who kept his identity a secret, revealed that his real name was Alex. He thanked his fans for buying his products and signing up for paid subscriptions over the past year, noting that it would allow his brothers to continue their education, if they so desire.

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“If I had a hundred extra lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade every time, because those were the happiest years of my life.

—Alex aka Technoblade

His voice choked with emotion, his dad told the camera that Alex was the most awesome son he was possible to have. I miss Technoblade, he added, petting a small dog sitting on his lap.

Technoblade's father delivered his son's final message in a YouTube video. The family is now asking the public to respect the creator's privacy.

Technoblade was followed by more than 11 million people on YouTube. He created playful videos where he shared his passion for Minecraft, an adventure game allowing players to build their own world.

He announced to his fans that he had reached from sarcoma-like cancer in 2021. His family has indicated that a portion of Technoblade merchandise proceeds will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

In a press release, the foundation indicates that Technoblade has already launched a solidarity movement that has raised more than $650,000.

Faithful in humorous tone and capacity for self-mockery that made it a success, Technoblade displayed the “GG EZ” (good part, it was easy) label on its website, a well-known phrase among gamers.

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